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Speed Networking Events for SIUE Researchers: Sustainability Research

Date: Thursday, April 17, 9:00-10:30, MUC, Missouri Room

See Speed Networking Home Page for instructions, incentives and further details.

Practice your 3-minute “elevator speech” as you participate in a fast-paced, fun event meant to expose you to the excellent research on campus and inspire you to establish new, productive relationships. Researchers will share their topics in an accelerated fashion with a group of researchers sharing similar interests.

Interested attendees must R.S.V.P. to one of the following events. Seats are limited. Some preparation required—an inquiring mind and willingness to talk to others are a must! R.S.V.P. with Patience Graybill Condellone or at ORP Registration Page.

Sustainability Research

Sustainability research focuses on a key principle of sustainability (such as social equity or environmental stewardship), addresses a sustainability challenge (such as climate control or poverty), or furthers our understanding of the interconnectedness of societal, environmental, and economic challenges. Sustainability research leads toward solutions that support economic prosperity, social well-being, and ecological health. As this topic is crosscutting, sustainability researchers may be based science, engineering, social science, business, humanities, and health, but interests can be truly interdisciplinary in nature. Register Now.

Researcher Profiles:

Elaine AbuSharbain: Measure of classroom empowerment in social constructivist classroom; Environmental education; Place based education 

Behrooz Moradi Bajestani: Geotechnical; Seismic Geotechnical Designs; Mining subsidence

Kelly Barry:Plant conservation through tissue culture; Student generated illustrations for increasing academic competence; Plant tissue culture as an environmental restoration tool

Jamie Conklin: Sustainability literacy and information seeking behavior; Sustainability initiatives in the community; Infusing sustainability into the curriculum

James Hanlon: Urban/Social geography and housing policy;Urban envrionmental health; Community engaged scholarship

Mark Hildebrandt: Air quality, climate change, and health; Global climate change and water and food sustainability; Natural hazards and extreme weather events

Jeff Manuel: Ethanol and energy history; History of resource industries; Twentieth-Century U.S. History

Susan Morgan: Stormwater management, including bioretention and green roofs/walls; Environmental engineering outreach; Waste management

Susan Murry: Carbon disclosure project and other environmental disclosure; Corporate social responsibility; IRS Code Section 179D (energy-reducing investments get tax deductions)

Sorin Nastasia: International public relations and international public disclosure; Social justice in international contexts; How public relations campaigns can be used to help raise awareness about sustainability and increase social justice

Jennifer Rehg: Primate behavior and ecology; Tropical ecosystems; Rainforst conservation

Bill Retzlaff: Evaluation of green roof and green wall technologies; Sustainable green infrastructure; Sustainable use of residual waste products

Connie Frey Spurlock: Sustainability literacy; Graduation and retention rates; Education for sustainability

Xin Wang: Electrical power systems; Automatic controls; Electrical machines and drives

Jusheng (Jason) Yu: Consumer information processing; Green advertising and its effects on people's attitude and behavior; Culture and consumer media experience and behavior

Jianpen Zhou: Life cycle assessment for environmental engineering application; Green infrastructure for urban water management; Wastewater treatment process analysis

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